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How “Fish Out of Water” Inspired Dog Bless You

Fish Out of Water, winner of the Telluride Mountain Film Festival, is a documentary about wounded soldiers returning from war and trying to find healing through nature. This film is a pivotal moment in defining Explore’s history. First and foremost, it is where Dog Bless You’s involvement with soldiers who have PTSD begins.  One hot

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Honoring Our Veterans: Your Stories

We asked in our newsletter who you’re honoring this Veterans Day, and were touched by your responses. In recognition of the brave veterans you’re honoring today, here are some of the stories you sent in: Irene Chansawang: “Honoring the bravery of Chris Bollinger, who served in Germany and Iraq. He is a loving dog-dad to Cheyenne and

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Veteran Creates Opera from PTSD Struggle

In 2004 Christian Ellis was a young US marine fighting in the Iraq War. When he returned home he found himself struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). His friend Charlie Annenberg challenged him to turn his profound experiences in the Iraq War into an inspiring opera, and backed up his friend’s creation with a $250,000

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Honor our Veterans, Join Warrior Canine Connection

Today is Veterans Day, a holiday devoted to thanking all American soldiers for their service, dedication, and some for making the ultimate sacrifice. There may be no better way to show your appreciation than to learn about and volunteer for organizations devoted to assisting warriors after their return home. And Warrior Canine Connection might be

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Honoring Our Veterans

Today is Veterans Day and we celebrate and the work, life and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform.